SpaceX lands the first stage!
The competition heats up: SpaceX has successfully vertically landed its first stage after putting 11 Orbcomm satellites into orbit.
If you go to the SpaceX website they broadcast the whole thing live. And people are going crazy there right now.
I am sure they will post the video at the SpaceX website and youtube channel later today. The link to the full broadcast of the launch and landing is here. The landing sequence begins at about 25 minutes in, a little less than four minutes after launch.
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What a historic event. Congratulations to all at SpaceX who made this day possible. Go SpaceX!
Quoting Jerry Pournelle, rocketry “as God and Robert Heinlein intended it.”
Good job, SpaceX!
YouTube video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bTbVbe4e4
go to the 41 min mark for the landing sequence
USA USA USA
They’ll be reveling like drunken trolls in Hawthorne tonight.
Awesome. Just simply awesome.
I watched it live with my son and daughter. I told them that when they are my age they’ll tell their kids that there was a time when we threw rockets away and they’ll look at you like you are crazy.
Too bad the president will probably have the need to point out that “they really didn’t do that”. Watch what his comments are, he will not be able to control his collective self.
Makes me wish I had pursued that Space Science degree.
Bold. Forward looking. American exceptionalism.
Well done SpaceX. You have built a remarkable machine.
A stunning achievement! Anybody else tear up just a little bit?
Way to go, SpaceX!
The booster actually landed prior to the satellite releases :-)
On the cool scale, that’s sub-zero. And that rumble you felt? Thousands of college students running to the Registrar to change their major.